Overview of Merge Codes

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    Overview

    This section provides an overview of merge codes.

    Overview of merge codes

    Merge Codes relate to individual columns of a merge data source.

    Examples of Merge Codes are:

    • «CompanyName»
    • «Address»
    • «City» «State» «PostCode»

    An example of a merge data source is illustrated below.  It represents a list of creditors as recipients of a mail merge document.

    Merge Record

    «CompanyName»

    «Address»

    «City»

    «State»

    «PostCode»

    1

    BT plc

    4th Floor

    Alexander Bain House

    15 York Street

    Glasgow

     

    G2 8LA

    2

    Creditor Name 1

    unknown

     

     

     

    3

    HM Revenue and Customs

    ICHU RM BP 3202

    Benton Park View

    Longbenton

    Newcastle upon Tyne

     

    NE98 1ZZ

    A Merge Code may have different data for each Merge Record in each Output Document, i.e., the creditor’s name «CompanyName» is different for each letter.

    Define the merge data source for an output document by selecting the recipients in the Document Merge Options (see below).